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A La Carte (May 1)

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A Secret Life of Sin – “Nobody just falls out of a tree. They climb up in it, move around a bit, and then fall out.” Indeed. And here’s an implication: Where a secret life is present, a secret prayer life is absent.”

Learning From Calvin and Hobbes – “Anybody who has a message that they care about communicating should pay attention to the great lesson taught by Calvin and Hobbes: The lesson is that not every message can be communicated in every medium.”

The Lord Gives, The Lord Takes Away – A sad report: “Rob Tittle, a FamilyLife staff member and kindred spirit warrior for the family, died last night in the tornado that crushed parts of central Arkansas. Two of his daughters—Tori, age 20, and Rebekah, 14—were among the 15 killed in the storm.”

All I Know Is Grace – You’ll be encouraged by this testimony to God’s saving grace.

Be Quick to Hear – Here is some sound counsel for the next time someone criticizes you.

Tabletalk Magazine – Each month Ligonier Ministries shares a selection of articles from that month’s Tabletalk magazine. You can find May’s selection (a good group of articles!) at the link.

To exhibit God’s righteous anger, you must be angry at sin wherever you find it—especially in yourself.

—Winston Smith

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